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tenderfoot
#141 Posted : 15 May 2021 01:29:39

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Now to finish up the handle assembly and put this entire pump together. I first glued all the nail heads onto the brass bars, again, all had a bit of nail shaft left to fit into the wood handle. I installed the bent piece first. Also, and this was a personal choice and not part of the directions, I glued a nail into the hole on the opposite side. I just think it gave it more of a finished look. Also note, this bent piece does get trimmed, but I will not do that until I am ready to attache the handle assembly to the pump base.

Then I glued each of the straight brass arms into their respective holes, all the while making sure all three brass arms fell straight down (90 degrees) from the wood pump arm. Also make sure the two longer arms that connect to the tiny wood bit at the bottom of the pump have the proper spacing between them.

Once I let the glue set for 30 seconds or so it was time to paint. Simply took some black and carefully painted over all the brass. Then I test fit the entire assembly on the base to mark where I wanted to cut the arm that goes into the top of the pump. Trimmed the bent arm as needed and was finally ready to glue things in place. Again, the smallest dap of CA glue did the trick.

Happy with the results on both the pumps. I definitely won't try to customize my own...this kit just keeps surprising me.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#142 Posted : 15 May 2021 01:35:34

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Was in a groove and decided to continue on with what I could. Sorting through the pages of Month 9 instructions and I found I could also assemble a couple of the cable supports. These were really straight forward. I followed the directions as far as assembly goes with my typical techniques of sanding, glueing, filling any small gaps, etc.

Once the piece was assembled, I went ahead and took a round needle file and shaped the holes where cables and/or ropes would run through. I didn't find any mention of this in the instruction, but having done pieces like this on other ships, that is general what is done. The goal is to create a nice rounded edge so a rope or cable could go in the top, pull through to the back and go into the bottom, and then pull back to the front...that sort of things. I indicated what I am talking about with the areas by the green arrows. Actually even carved out a bit of the wood so the curved area was inset within the post.

I will eventually stain and/or poly these but not sure what I want to do exactly yet. Will wait until more of the ship is done and I have a better visual idea of where these go and how they will look against the deck.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
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#143 Posted : 15 May 2021 22:37:51

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Making excellent progress, lovely work throughout.....Drool Drool

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Alan
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#144 Posted : 16 May 2021 10:02:33

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Excellent work, you are making it look so easy. Love Love

Mark
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#145 Posted : 16 May 2021 12:45:43

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Nice, tidy work there. Such clean joints.
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#146 Posted : 16 May 2021 19:14:58

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evening everyone & especially tenderfoot,

thanks for your idiots guide to building the bounty especially for wooden boat virgins like me!! currently have the endeavor sitting on the shelf for the past 6 years - will eventually do it - sometime.
stay safe everyone.
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#147 Posted : 18 May 2021 13:44:23

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Sparky1962 wrote:
...thanks for your idiots guide to building the bounty especially for wooden boat virgins like me!!
Sparky1962

LOL Laugh LOL
Thanks for laugh...had me in tears. I never thought of it that way, but once you said it I agree...that really is what it is.

As I have worked my way through each month of this subscription I have found more and more that it is a decent model for beginners in ship building who have some experience with models of other sorts. Because of that, I thought it would be helpful to start offering up some of the tips and tricks picked up over the years - the kinds of things I and others may typically overlook or not even think about since we have done it several times. In several instances I have found that I am working on a bit when I realize there was a time when I wasn't sure about how to do something and often times it took a lot of digging on forums like this to find an answer. In the end, I guess I have ended up writing the Idiots Guide...at least for this model.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#148 Posted : 18 May 2021 13:45:53

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Thanks everyone for your kind comments and support...it is inspirational and truly motivates me to continue posting updates. More to come soon, just awaiting the next month's shipment.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#149 Posted : 19 May 2021 17:12:29

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Recently received my copy of Anatomy of the Ship, The Armed Transport Bounty and Wow! What an excellent book. It contains detailed drawings of most aspects of the actual ship. First thing I did was find the drawings for the bilge pumps and you know what? The kit pumps are a decent representation...so glad I stuck with the kit on this one.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#150 Posted : 24 May 2021 21:51:16

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Episode 9 has arrived!

NOTE: Although I did add some additional embellishments to the galley stove the vast majority of it is simply built per the instructions.

As you already know, I did some reading of the Anatomy of the Ship while awaiting this months shipment. A few of the diagrams within the book detail the galley stove. Now that this shipment has arrived, and I have had the opportunity to look at the actual pieces, I have decided a path forward for the stove.

The first few steps will follow pretty much the path in the instructions. This assembles fairly easily. Note that I am not sanding things down too finely as I have chosen to paint this when it is done, as opposed to staining it. Something in my brain tells me a wood stove is just not a good thing and that I must paint it to look like cast iron...so I will. The upside to this is that paint hides many flaws...mostly minor ones, but I will take what I can get. To that, I am only sanding with 220 grit.

Making the main part of the stove was about as easy as it gets. Simply free the pieces from the template and glue as directed. Once I had the top and four sides assembled, I went ahead and sanding each surface to ensure all the pieces met smoothly as I don't want this to look like a jigsaw puzzle when I apply the paint.

Once I had each surface as smooth as I desired, I went ahead and took a sharp knife and carefully scored where the front door panel will go. These were almost gone due to the sanding. I am not sure if I am going to go with the doors supplied with the kit or do something else, so for now just wanted to be sure I had the reference marks for where they go.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#151 Posted : 24 May 2021 23:59:46

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Next up came the flu or chimney or whatever you call the next few pieces that go on top of the stove. Honestly, I am trying to research and learn all this stuff as I go along. A year or so from now I am going to look back at some of these posts and shake my head. In the meantime, please just put up with my limited vocabulary.

Back to the flu/chimney/thing on top of the main part of the stove...again, this was about as simple as it gets and I just went with the instructions. As with the main body, once I had the pieces in place I did a quick sanding with 220 grit to make sure all surfaces were smooth.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#152 Posted : 25 May 2021 00:07:07

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Then it came time for the last couple side pieces for the flu/chimney/thingy. These were quite small, but still not too difficult. I used a needle file to create a bevel at each end at around a 45 degree angle. Then it was a simple matter of test fitting and filing the ends and sides until the piece fit snug into place. Even then, the piece was left a bit oversized on purpose. Once I glued it into place, I followed up with the same needle file to file it down so everything looked like one nice piece of wooden cast iron.

This is about the point where my galley stove stops following along with the instructions. From here on out I will be adding my own touches to get this thing more in line with the detailed drawing of the galley stove in The Anatomy of a Ship.

Also note how clean my finger nails are. That is so not typical of me. But I must say, they look good, so I had to call attention to them.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#153 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:10:16

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From here on out I am bashing the stove and giving this ship a bit of my own touch. First up were the stove top covers - the two large plates on top of the stove. I used the pieces supplied with the kit, but added a bevel to the top edges on all sides as this is how they were represented in the detailed ship diagram from The Anatomy of the Ship. These butted up to each other on the side and then went all the way against the chimney. I eyeballed centering between the front and back of the stove.

Next are a couple smaller round covers that go on top of the large stove top covers I just installed. Not sure what these are for, but look like the cook could remove the cover and a pot would rest in the space, preventing it from falling over due to the roll of the seas - pure guess on my part. If anyone knows for sure, please share. I have never used, nor seen a cast iron stove so I am really in the dark on this.

To make the smaller covers I used a 6mm dowel and cut off a couple small pieces. Once these were glued into place, I then took a needle file and sanded them down to almost extinction. Didn't want these to be too large and bulky, but still want them to stand out if one is looking close enough.

You can tell by the photo that I didn't have a very good quality wood dowel, but I didn't have anything else so decided I would make it work. In hindsight, I should have come up with something else as the wood kept splitting off at the very edges...not a good thing at a very tiny scale.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#154 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:23:23

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The diagram shows a handle for each large stove top cover along with some sort of knob thingy or a valve or something. Regardless, I had enough info in the drawing to mimic it. I then drilled three holes in each large stove cover. The hole closest to the smaller cover is where the knob thingy is located. To create this little bit I simply trimmed a copper nail a few MM from the head and then glued it into the hole. The end result looks strikingly close to the drawing.

The other two holes in the cover are for a handle. For these I took a thin piece of brass wire (about .7mm or so...sorry I didn't think to actually measure it). As with all things brass I first annealed the wire and then I bent it to shape as indicated by the green arrow in the photo. Once I was satisfied with the shape and size I then snipped off the excess and glued it into place. Repeated this process for both large stove top covers.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#155 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:28:37

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The smaller round covers also get handles. For these I used the same piece of wire and followed the same process as the larger covers.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#156 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:35:35

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I couldn't believe, but the stove actually had a spit. To be honest, I didn't think sailors in those days ever got any real protein, so this really caught me by surprise. Either way, it had a spit so I decided to add one as well per the drawings.

To do this I took 8 eye-pins and trimmed the shaft as well as the eye so I ended up with a really small hook. You can see in the image below where I indicate in green where I trimmed each eye-pin. I then drilled eight shallow holes into the sidewall of the stove under the chimney. These holes are where I glued each hook into place.

Next, I took a 1mm piece of brass wire, annealed it, and straightened it before I glued it into place on the top hooks of the spit. I left it a bit long at this stage since I need to also create the drive shaft and make sure it aligns with the bar on the spit.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#157 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:41:40

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The drive shaft was the next task. It comes out of the chimney and extends to the same length as the spit bar installed in the previous step. I again used the 1mm brass wire, drilled a 1mm hole in the appropriate place in the chimney, and glued the wire into place.

I wasn't sure what to use to create the drive chain gears so I went to my little box of bits and pieces from previous builds. Wouldn't you know, I had quite a few of these brass bits from my USS Constitution build - I believe these were used a drainage ports in the hull. Regardless, I had several and they would work perfectly as chain gears. I glued one to the drive shaft and the other to the spit bar. I also made sure that the face of each was aligned with the other.

I am really happy with this so far, especially considering this thing is little over an inch in length.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#158 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:49:28

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The condenser was next. I have no idea what this thing is for but simply guessing it was used to open a flap or panel within the hotbox of the stove, thus it would condense the space for the heat to the closed off area...again, complete guess and if anyone knows, please enlighten me.

To create this, I took a 3mm square stock and simply started sanding the end into an elongated cone. The final size is actually quite large when compared to the rest of the stove, but this is how it is in the drawings so I went with it. I then drilled a 1mm hole into the end of the condenser.

Using a 1mm piece of brass wire, I bent it 90 degrees not far from the end. This end I inserted into the condenser handle and glued into place. I then drilled a 1mm hole into the front most large stove cover right near the handle. Finally, I glued the condenser assembly into place and have it moved off over the corner. I did this simply because that is the way it was shown in the illustration.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#159 Posted : 26 May 2021 00:55:45

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Now for the front doors or panels. I used the pieces supplied with the kit, but felt they were much too bulky. To resolve this, I first glued them to the stove where indicated by the laser etched lines on the front. Once the glue had set I took a needle file and sanded them down until I was satisfied.

This is where I took a bit of artistic license. The door panels in the actual illustration don't look much like this. In fact, they are practically flush with the face of the stove and handle noticeable, but they are there. I wanted this feature to show so I purposely left them a bit thicker then they should be, but still only about 20 percent of their original thickness as supplied by the kit.

After sanding, I drilled a single hole in each door and inserted a trimmed brass nail. I left the nail just slightly out so that it resembled a small handle.

Note that I have been a bit free with the glue. This is not my normal practice, but since I am painting this entire thing there was no need for me to worry too much about cleaning up wayward glue. If you choose to go with a stained or unfinished stove you will want to be much more careful with your glue application.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#160 Posted : 26 May 2021 01:01:24

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TIME FOR PAINT!!!

I do still need to attach the drive chain on the spit, but felt it would be a bit delicate and also get in the way at this point. So it was painting next.

I applied a simple flat black primer to the entire piece - two coats. Once it was dry I thought it needed a little extra touch to help highlight the tiny features. At such a small scale, and because it will be tucked within the lower deck, a bit of highlight here and there would just help the eye notice the detailed work that went into the piece.

To bring out the details I did a good old-fashioned dry brush with some copper paint. I went really light with this as I still wanted to retain the cast iron look/feel. I did a couple applications in areas that I wanted to pull out a bit more and just worked the brush and the piece until I was satisfied.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
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